RIFT 3.3: Waking Nightmares Launch Date Revealed

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RIFT 3.3: Waking Nightmares will launch on July 15th 2015!

There’s quite a few additions coming to RIFT 3.3: Waking Nightmares. Below you can find a summary of some of the things we know will be arriving with the patch:

Note: Everything below is subject to change and some things might not make it to 3.3.

  • Nightmare Saga. A whole new Epic Saga questchain revolving around Lord Arak, nightmares and various other characters like Orphiel Farwind. Will include new Tier 1 upgradeable gear with never-before-seen procs and a sneak peek of the entrance to the Lord Arak Raid. [r] Up on PTS via in-game mail. [r]
    • Nightmare Saga Weapons. New skins based on the Ultimate Nightmare Pack. [image].
  • Nightmare Thresher Mount. Available next week. Trion teased it on twitter here. Will not be in a lock box (so assumed direct purchase). [r]
  • Crafting-related:
    • Planar Crafted Gear. New crafted gear like ‘Destroyer’s Charged Barbute’ that has new set bonus such as ‘Electrocution (0/2): Increases Strength by 250′. Part of Planar Crafting. Armor, weapons and accessories. ETA: 3.3. Crafted gear stats are subject to change.
    • Crafted Fluff Items for 3.3. Crafting professions will be getting a whole variety of fluff items including wardrobe bundles, weapons and disguise/vfx items. You can view all the items here.
      • Note: Glyph of the Guardian/Defiant replaced with Glyph of the Fire Wurm/Drunkard. [r] Glyph of the Fire Wurm replaced with Glyph of Clarity. [r]
    • Planar Crafting Rifts. New Rifts + Weekly that drops new Imperishable craft mats. Can only be summoned in Tarken Glacier. [r]
    • Planar Fishing Poles. Various planar-themed fishing poles. [r] Coming with 3.3 and Planar Crafting. Will fish like normal poles, but also have a chance at element-specific relic crafting components. [r]
  • New Dimension Keys for 3.3.  Mathosian Cascades, Octus Monastery and Tempest Island. [r]
  • New Dimension Items for 3.3. A variety of Plane of Water items including glaciers, coral trees, clams, Akylios statues and even a Nightmare furnace. [r] Full list of item names can be found here. You can also check out a compendium of all 3.3 dimension items over at The Dimension Touring Company here!
    • Some will be available via Dream Weaver. [r] Some via Planar Crafting mats. [r]
    • Some available via Artifact Vendor. [r]
    • Some will be available via notoriety vendors. [r]
    • Some will be available via RIFT Store directly. [r]
    • Some will be available via Planar Crafting recipes. [r] [r]
    • Sky Projectors. A ton of new sky projectors have popped up on the PTS. Some available from RIFT Store, others from Notoriety Vendors. [r]
    • Orphiel Farwind. Nightmare Saga will drop an Orphiel Farwind dimension item. [r] [r]
    • Planar Crafting Station Dimension Items. Rare drop from new Planar Crafting Rifts coming in 3.3. Functional. [r]
  • Wardrobe-related:
    • Appearance Sets Tab Increased. ‘Appearance Sets Tab’ in the Character Sheet increased from 76 to 309. [r]
    • You will be able to link wardrobe appearances in chat and preview the linked appearance. [r]
  • New Raid Dungeon: Intrepid: Gilded Prophecy. New Tier 2 10-man raid, Intrepid: Gilded Prophecy. Will have Easy Mode, Normal Mode and Hard Mode with varying gear/currency rewards. [r] [r] Some examples of IGP loot here.
  • Rhen of Fate Easy/Hard Mode. Rhen of Fate and Intrepid: Gilded Prophecy will have Easy and Hard Mode toggles. Easy Mode only rewards marks, no achieves; Hard Mode rewards extra loot (heart per boss for RoF; relic accessories for IGP). [r]
  • New Warfront Announcers. Finric, Cavalla, Arethea, Cosmologist Mann, Lady Glasya, Veras and Atrophinius Warfront Announcers will be coming into the game at some point (might not be for 3.3). [r] [r] [r]
  • New Loyalty Tier. Silver-tier Loyalty. New mount, title, portrait, pet, Treasure Map Boost and a group/raid-wide buff. [r] Distinguished Levitate Mount preview. [image].
  • Queue for Random Chronicle. You will be able to queue for a random Chronicle (with daily rewards) in 3.3. [r] [r] Note: Rewards are now half of Dungeon/Warfront Randoms.
  • Shard Vault. Initially 32-slot, this Shard Vault will allow you to store items that can be accessed by all your characters on the same shard. [r] Renamed to Server Vault.
  • Instant Adventure-related:
    • Tarken Glacier IAs. ETA: 3.3. [r] [r]
    • Instant Adventure window Featured changed to Tarken Glacier. Hammerknell now under ‘Intrepid Adventures’ queue. [r]
  • Frenetic Gear. Upgrade to Dreambreaker (PvP) gear. Frenetic gear. Note: Hit is now 150. [r]

There’s also Planetouched Wilds Intro quests on the PTS, but there’s been no information on when these are supposed to hit Live. You can also check out the PTS/Live Comparison Page for all other upcoming changes to the game that either don’t have an ETA or are for 3.4 and beyond.

Get ready for RIFT 3.3: Waking Nightmares next week, July 15th 2015!

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4 Comments on “RIFT 3.3: Waking Nightmares Launch Date Revealed”

  1. Freeferli
    July 9, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

    Any word on if primalist is coming out in 3.3 or later?

    • July 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

      I doubt it’ll be available for 3.3. There’s already a ton of stuff being added in as is. I have a feeling Primalist will come out when Planetouched Wilds zone comes out (so still some time this year…maybe 3.4 or 3.5).


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